Despite Corona, the professional actors made a ton of money in 2020. The top spot for highest paid actors in 2020 is defended by last year’s number one Dwayne Johnson. Find out which other Hollywood and Bollywood actors occupy the other places on the list of the highest paid actors of 2020.
‘The Rock’ is certainly a correct nickname for the former WWE champion Dwayne Johnson because ‘The Rock’ is strong and truly filthy rich like a diamond. For the second consecutive year in a row, Dwayne Johnson became the highest paid actor in the world. In 2020 alone and despite Corona, Johnson earned 87.5 million US dollars. No other male movie actor could shovel anywhere near such an impressive sum into his bank account. ‘The Rock’ also earns a lot on Instagram.
For comparison, Johnson’s ‘Red Notice’ co-star Ryan Reynolds came in second with 71.5 million US dollars. Third place went to Mark Wahlberg with 58 million US dollars. But what do the members of the top 3 in the list of highest paid actors in the world have in common? They were all recently able to bag highly lucrative deals with the streaming provider Netflix.
At the 4th spot, it’s a surprise as one of the once superstars of Hollywood returns to the list of the highest paid actors in the world. It’s none other than Ben Affleck earning 55 million US dollars. The fifth highest paid actor is Vin Diesel with earnings of 54 million US dollars in 2020.
Disney deal upsets the top 10
Two surprises are in sixth and seventh place. Bollywood star Akshay Kumar with 48.5 million US dollars outperformed Lin-Manuel Miranda with 45.5 million US dollars. The fact that the latter is in the top 10 for the first time is due to a deal he made with Disney for his Broadway play Hamilton.
Will Smith secured eighth place with various projects. The ‘Fresh Prince’ comes to 44.5 million US dollars. Adam Sandler, who has a Netflix pension contract, still weighs 41 million US dollars. The list of top 10 highest paid actors, is completed by a veteran of the cinema, the 66-year-old Jackie Chan, who earned approximately 40 million US dollars in 2020.
Highest paid actors in the world
1. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson
2. Ryan Reynolds
3. Mark Wahlberg
4. Ben Affleck
5. Vin Diesel
6. Akshay Kumar
7. Lin-Manuel Miranda
8. Will Smith
9. Adam Sandler
10. Jackie Chan